To mark Human Rights Day 2015, NASC – the Irish Immigrant Support Centre – will hold its annual wine-tasting fundraising event on Friday, 11th December, at 6.30pm. The wine tasting will be hosted by The Bubble Brothers, a well-known wine company, based in Cork. The event will take place at the Nasc building on Ferry […]
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On the eve of Human Rights Day 2015, ATD (All Together in Dignity) Ireland is inviting members of the public to join them for a symbolic ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ with lights and LED candles. The walk will start at 5pm on Wednesday, 9th December, at the ‘Universal Links on Human Rights’ (on the traffic […]
In the lead-up to Human Rights Day 2015, ATD (All Together in Dignity) Ireland, in partnership with Misean Cara, will host the Irish launch of a new handbook, ‘Making Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty’. The handbook is focused on the implementation of the UN guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights, […]
ATD (All Together in Dignity) Ireland is organising a number of different events to mark Human Rights Day 2015, which falls on 10th December. In the lead-up to Human Rights Day, ATD will welcome two special international guests to Ireland, who will be involved in the organisation’s events between 7th and 9th December: : Janet […]
In February 2003, I had a nervous breakdown. My brain just shut down. I was numb, unable to feel emotion, all that existed was darkness. It took me some years to recover from this experience and, in 2007, I readied myself to re-enter the workplace. I wanted to have a purpose, a reason to get […]
Commission accredited as an “A” status national human rights institution (NHRI). “A” status confers speaking rights at the UN Human Rights Council. “A” status members hold voting and speaking rights at human rights treaty bodies and other UN organs. Commission eligible for any future speaking rights at the General Assembly. The Chief Commissioner of the […]
The Roma and Gypsy communities are the most negatively perceived minority group in Northern Europe, according to a report published by the international market research agency YouGov. Negative perceptions of Muslims are also high, according to the report. YouGov surveyed 7,230 people in Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden in June of this […]
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to remember the suffering transphobia has caused and a time to raise awareness of the need to better protect the rights of trans people. Research from the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows that trans people across the EU are often marginalised and live in isolation […]
Earlier this week, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) published a report on its sixth periodic visit to Ireland, which took place in September 2014. The visit provided an opportunity for the Committee to assess the progress made since its 2010 visit. During the visit, a delegation from the CPT examined the […]
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has submitted its views and recommendations on the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2015, to inform debate on the legislation in the Houses of the Oireachtas.
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was set up in November 2014 as an independent public body. The Commission's goal is an inclusive Ireland where human rights and equality are fully enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.
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The Make Rights Real public awareness campaign aims to show how human rights and equality are relevant to all our lives and help people understand their rights.
Make Rights Real is an initiative of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.
Make Rights Real is co-funded by the PROGRESS Programme of the European Union.